Taking care of your trees is a year round job, but there are a few specific things you should keep in mind as we approach autumn. This is especially true if there has been a particularly hot summer. One of the first things you should keep in mind is the fall fertilization process.
There may be several vital nutrients that your trees lost throughout the summer heat, so you can ensure they continue to grow and remain healthy by using a slow release fertilizer. Not only will this help your trees to regain lost nutrients, but it will allow them to better resist insects, weather, and other potential threats.
While your trees need hydration throughout the entire year, fall is when you should be giving them the most water. That’s because winter can be particularly rough on trees, especially when temperatures drop below freezing. Giving them enough water now will help them thrive when the climate becomes cold and dry.
If you are caring for small trees on your property, now is the time to brace and prune them. Rough winter weather can have several ill effects on trees, especially if the tree is already week. One heavy snowfall could cause it to lose branches or even uproot it, so making sure a tree is properly secured in the fall is always a smart idea.
These are just a few of the ways you should be taking care of your trees in the coming months. Of course, you should be making sure that your trees are never neglected, regardless of the time of year.